Hiking Yosemite

Mist Trail vs. John Muir Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls

Julie United States 4 Comments

Hiking to the top of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls is one of Yosemite’s most popular activities. You have several options to get there and the route you choose will have a big impact on what kind of experience you will have. Two trails wind their way up to these waterfalls, the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail. So, …

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Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite, A Step-by-Step Guide

Julie United States 28 Comments

The hike to Half Dome is one of Yosemite’s most challenging and most memorable hikes. On this hike you get to walk on some of Yosemite’s most popular hiking trails, view the Vernal and Nevada waterfalls, and walk through shady forests of Sequoia trees. But the best part of the trail is the final climb on the Half Dome cables …

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The Half Dome Permit: How to be One of the Lucky Lottery Winners

Julie United States 10 Comments

If you have plans to hike to Half Dome, you must have a Half Dome permit. A maximum of 300 permits are awarded per day in a lottery system. Why do you need a permit? Since 2010, the National Park Service has required hikers to have a permit to climb Half Dome. Before 2010, overcrowding on the cables created a …

10 Best Day Hikes World

10 Best Day Hikes in the World

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Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the awe-inspiring views. The hike that is so enjoyable because the terrain and its views are always changing. The hike that has you saying “Wow!” over and over again. The hike that looks …